Joint chief news editor at NTV dies of coronavirus | The Daily Star
12:56 PM, August 23, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:04 PM, August 23, 2020

Joint chief news editor at NTV dies of coronavirus

Abdus Shahid, joint chief news editor of private television channel NTV, passed away with Covid-19 infection at Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Hospital in Dhaka this morning. He was 63.

He got admitted at the hospital on July 28, days after he tested positive for Covid-19. He breathed his last around 10:45am at the hospital's Intensive Care Unit, said Shafiq Shahin, a special correspondent of the TV channel. He was diabetic, he added.

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The senior journalist left behind his wife, son and a host of relatives and colleagues to mourn his death.

A former president of a faction of Dhaka Union of Journalists, Shahid worked for different media outlets before joining NTV.

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